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, there is some rain. that should stay north of us with high pressure giving us good weather once again. you might get tired of this good weather. it is just to drive. we'll talk about rain in the forecast coming up. >> our big story, the race for maryland governor is heating up. bob ehrlich hit the airwaves with his first television ad entitled "let's get to work." >> kim dacey joins us live from northwest baltimore with details. >> early voting polling places opened on friday. nearly 23,000 people statewide have cast their ballots already. those who have not have more to think about as bob ehrlich hit the tv airwaves. >> i am bob ehrlich. >> in his first television ad, bob ehrlich reintroduced himself to maryland voters. >> i am not the kind of guy who likes to hang on the sidelines. >> he showed the -- we showed the spot to a political analyst. >> it was a perfect ad for his campaign. ad looks good. >> the esthetics always matter with ads. there are subtle things, but it is important as to getting the mood of the candidate. >> it outlines his major goals -- help small businesses, protect the ba
and salt to maryland voters. -- himself to maryland voters and tells us why he is running again. he showed the 30-second spot to a political analyst. >> it was a perfect opening ad for his campaign. >> he says there is positivity in the ads, and that they look good, literally, from the blue sky to the blue shirt. >> it is a very subtle thing, but it is very important as to getting the mood of the candidate. >> it outlines his major goals -- helping small businesses, improving schools, protecting the bay, and -- >> fix the budget, honestly. >> the o'malley campaign e mailed 11 news with our response -- "he is trying to run away from his record as the biggest spending governor in maryland history." bob ehrlich has not said how he would accomplish these goals, but the analyst says it is too early for details. kim dacey, wbal-tv 11 news. >> early voting resumed today. 22,000 people cast ballots in friday and saturday. all 36 early voting locations will be open through thursday. our coverage continues on our website, wbaltv.com. we have posted information on the candidates and the ad check repo
inching up to 9.6% there's 15 million people out of work this labor day. jeff haeger shows us how desperate it's become with one of them. >> reporter: with his buttoned down shirt, tie, sneakers david carrter bay started his day promptly at 8:00 in the morning on the median strip below charles avenue. >> people will come and try to give me bags of food and stuff. it is not me physically being hungry. >> no, david isn't homeless, he is jobless, what he can scrape together to pay his bills doesn't leave enough to actually live on. >> hello. how you doin'. >> i'm great, thanks. i don't have a whole lot but -- >> god bless you for your positive thoughts, always had a job, easy for me to get a job. >> at 52 years old he has spent most of his life in baltimore doing construction work, carpenter and welding as well as taking a turn as a barber. after spending 9 months with his wife and 14-year-old son in a shelter he could no longer wait to put those skills to use. that's when he got the idea for a street appeal. recalling the generosity of people when he served as a bell- ringer for the
for joining us this morning. >> john collins is in today for tony pann. >> we have a couple of scattered clouds. it is pleasant and cool. almost chilly. it is chilly in the mountains with temperatures in the 40's this morning. 62 degrees at the airport. 67% is the humidity. that number is always high in the morning hours. that number will drop by 10:00 a.m. or 11:00 a.m. as soon as the atmosphere stores to he doubt -- starts to heat up. barlow was 56 degrees yesterday at the inner harbor, 66 and annapolis, also 66. no stormy weather nearby. the nearest rain is up to the great lakes and that will be a mess, and not a hit today. we will have sunshine just ahead. >> our big story, bob ehrlich released his first tv ad this morning. >> kim dacey is live at a polling place in northwest baltimore with that story. >> early voting centers will be open today. they opened on friday and so far nearly 23,000 people statewide have cast their ballots. one of the biggest raises is the race for maryland's governor. bob ehrlich hit the television airwaves yesterday with his first ad of the election season
for us. >> reporter: with less than 60 days, democrats are feeling it cresting and pulling out the big guns. former president clinton is on the trail and soon, michelle obama will be campaigning. incumbents likely to lose, concentrating instead on those who still have the chance to win. >> this is the time when you got to do the hard math, look at the numbers. either you're making cut or you're not. >> the good news is not for republicans. the latest poll shows a gap of 49% to 53%. six points. >> for much more on the issue on every american's mind, jobs, we're going to turn to the secretary of labor hilda solis. madam secretary good morning to you. thanks for joining us. >> good morning. good to be with. you. >> i wanted to start with the president, we know in wisconsin and speaking to the people there. i want to read the numbers from the top of the broadcast. 14.9 million americans unemployed, nearly 15 million. but when you take into account those who have simply given up or settled for part-time work, 26 million americans actually looking for work. secretary solis, what could you sa
and was taken to the hospital. we don't have word on his condition. police tell us the officer wasn't injured. it's still unclear what happened in the shooting, but we have a crew on the scene of this breaking story. >> the state of the economy is once again in question. this week the president is going to be taking jobs in his latest economic rescue plan. it's all coming down again to politics. >> reporter: the president's new plan extending tax cuts is being called targeted initiatives. mr. obama will unveil his new plan wednesday in ohio. included as an extension and expansion of tax write-offs for business research costs. $100 billion worth. more money for infrastructure. the initiatives aren't expected to lower the unemployment number at 9.6% before the election. supporters complain the country's long-term economic problems aren't being addressed. >> there's too much debt. you need to give the economy a boost to get people out of it. but obama has had no vision. he hasn't articulated a philosophy. >> reporter: on the new plan: republican john mccain says the president is just flailing ar
'm steve chenevey. glad to have you along with us this morning. the remnants of hurricane earl hit parts of canada over the weekend. more than 250 customers were without power saturday night in nova scotia when the peak of the storm hit. it is being blamed for one death outside of halifax. the canadian hurricane center says earl made landfall around 10: 30 saturday morning. at that point, it was a category one hurricane. >> seems like that is all we were talking about last week. all in all, turned out it be a beautiful weekend for us. >> not only here in washington but generally the beaches all the way from the carolinas up to southern new england. what a nice day yesterday. going to be more of the same today. going to be a little bit warmer but that will be the worst of the forecast. we'll have temperatures in the 80s after a nice, cool start. we'll take a look at current conditions. here in washington, we are 63- degree. it is downright cool in many spots with temperatures in the upper 40s in a few locations and low 50s. again, great start to the day. humidity, 60%. we have these cool
that was a miscommunication and taxpayer approval is needed for the addition. right now 4th and 5th great students are using trailers, if approved construction on the addition is expected to start next summer and be ready in 2012. >>> a proposed islamic cultural center and mosque in new york city is nowhere near being built but it has become the focal point of an argument that some say goes beyond the fact that the site is near ground zero. they claim opposition to the project is founded in anti- muslim pyatt. true or not, t.j. winnik tells that the twin towers still cast a long shadow. >> reporter: as america counts down to the ninth anniversary of the september 11th terrorist attacks tensions at home and aproduce are being ratcheted up. most of the rhetoric centers on the planned islamic center and mosque 23 blocks from ground zero. >> when they built a mosque and teach what i said 14-year-old from hell, i decided someone should. >> reporter: he has been speaking out against islamic center and a christensenter he plans to build. other events are a protest at ground zero and a ceremony at another church in
many to safety as possible. >> there were a lot of us in the barn. we got to the point where we just needed to let them run out of their stalls. >> the flames were straight in the air. the barn was totally in flames. >> he was among the first on scene. he said his heart was aching as you realize the number of forces would not make it out. >> there was no chance for those. >> 27 horses would die as three barns burned to the ground. 26 got out with the help of people. as fire crews cleared the rubble, a tiny miracle emerged. a barn can scooped up by the fire crews. >> you'll probably go home with me. >> this fire was so hot and so bad that just a little while ago, the fire department had to come back here and put a little bit of a hot spot. they are going to list the cause of this fire as undetermined. they have many, many people that they need to interview. >>> the track has a long history in west virginia. it opened in 1933 before opening a gambling facility. we will have much more on the still developing story coming up tonight at 6:00. time and not victims are speaking out aft
on this labor day. >> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us on this labor day. in honor of the holiday, you decided to come in and work, fill in for gretchen carlson. >> and we decided to come in and use our last white suits on labor day. >> i noticed that. >> to remind you of steve doocy's seersucker and i'm sporting the gray. after this, we could not do this. >> you could do that all year long. >> really? i was trying to catch up with you in your white. >> this will go away for a year. we're honoring the american worker today. >> aren't you happy to have a job? >> yeah, as many folks are dealing with hard times. president obama will be heading to milwaukee today, he'll be there about creating jobs and boosting the economy this morning. one of the three profile events that the president will attend this week. kelly wright is in washington this morning with a preview of the president's busy week. good morning, kelly. >> clayton, good morning to you. big week, as you said. a week ago, president obama stood in the rose garden at the white house and announced he and his economic team w
. the head of the u.s. labor department pays a visittit howard couuty. megan gilliland joneses live with the latest on what she had to say about the state of the economy on this labor day. good orning, megan. >> reporter: on the weekend we honor working americans. the u.s. department of labor secretary, hilga s lis so lis is visiting the hardest workers in america.3 the unemployment stands at a low 557%. across the country it's higher. the attst figures showiig 9.6% of americans are without jobs. while the numbers are grim, ss lis says the conomm is moving forward. >> we have created in the last eight months on aa average 90,000 months with job. in the last 22 months when bush -as president there was no job growth. that's a big difference. >> on fox news sunday, republican senator, john mccain blaated that the argument, saying that the economic other policies have failed and more people are unemployed out in that than what the stimulus package was passed. >>> the secretary will hee head3 milwaukee joining president obama to peak there. >>>>we want to now what you think, is the
out on labor day today. meteorologist steve fertig is here to ttll us what we can expect. >>> beautiful day, lots of are going to be very comfortable in the low 80s. ú%little cool some ssots3 downtown. salisbury, chilly therr and hagerstown at 53 and oakllnd as 53. the dew point of 37, dry out in oakland. steers to the north nd east of us and out of our way. ú% degrees for the high and northeast winds becoming south 5-10 miles per hour. patrice. >>> the head of the u.s. labor howard county. megan gilliland has the latest what she had to say on the state of the economy on this labor day. >>> on the weekend we honor worring americans.ú the u.s. deeartment of is visit -omething thh hardest working men and wooen. the secretary met withúú%firefir fire station in howarr county where the unemployment stands at a low 5.7%. across he country it's much higher. the latest figure showed that 9-.6% of the americans are withoot jobs. whilele figures are grim, solis says that the country is moving forward. month. the last two jobs when bush wws president there was no job ú%owth.
'm lindsay murphy. thanks for joining us tonight for sports extra. coming up meet one of the top football recruit from the country. plus ryan zimmerman walks away with some pirates loot. >>> but first we have some red skins news. some good news as several sources said donovan mcnabb will start against the cowboys on sunday. after cutting 21 players yesterday a few will remain on the practice squad. the skins can keep eight players. only signed seven. all spent the pre-season with the team. here they are. teams can sign practice squad players to the active roster if there are injuries or needs during the season. >>> of the skins the six draft picks this past april only two remain on the 53-man roster. top pick trent williams number 72 is the team's left track will. and parry riley. number 53 out of is lsu was the skin's fourth round pick of the other draft picks. eric cook was released. dennis moore was traded to the st. louis rams. cares was released yesterday and signed to the practice squad today. >> you have to do what you think is best for your football team. the worst thing people do
you. joining us now is labor of secretary hilda solis. madame secretary, good morning. >> good morning. happy labor day. >> indeed. although a lot of people wish there were more jobs out there. unemployment numbers stuck in the nines, tens of millions of people who have stopped looking for work. any good news on the job front this morning? >> look back eight months and we have actually added about 90,000 private sector jobs each month. when the president took office, remember, we were losing well over 700,000 and 600,000 jobs. i would tell you the course and path we're taking is on target. the president today will talk about infrastructure projects that put construction workers, electricians, welders back to work, and engineers, folks that have been unemployed for a long time. that's something that we -- i believe will get bipartisan support on. >> but the problem is, with some of the growth we have seen, has not been in manufacturing jobs but has been in service sector jobs. the people who need the work the most are the people who have the least amount of education. where are these jo
is responsible. i'm scott duman. glad to have you with us. >> i'm natasha barrett. we begin with your traffic and weather in minutes. first, here's meteorologist adam caskey. good morning. >> good morning. what a weekend it's been. huh? >> fan fastic outside. comfortable, high temperatures. low humidity levels. high pressure overhead. high pressure will be centered over us then push off to the east. a comfortable 51 in winchester. if you're camping out west, that's what you wanted to wake up to. la plata, 58. nice-looking round of temperatures this morning. still not too humid outside. in the mid 80's. light south winds at 5-10 miles an hour. the average high is down to 82 degrees. tomorrow, no big changes. just a few degrees warmer. 88-89 for the afternoon high temperature. more on the forecast, the extended forecast, coming . >> students at the university of maryland are on high alert this morning after yet another act of violence near campus. >> a student was robbed and beaten on route one not far from the previous two robberies. more on these attacks and the search for the suspects. >> i
, everyone, on this labor day. thanks for joining us. good to see you this morning. i'm terrell brown in for betty nguyen. >>> labor day marks the beginning of the traditional push towards election day. this year with the economy working against them, democrats are fighting to retain control of congress. with that as a backdrop, president obama heads to wisconsin today. there are key senate seat in the race for governor hotly contested. tara mergener is in washington with more on that. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. both of these races are very competitive. this week the president will make two speeches aimed at trying to convince voters he can get the economy back on track. president obama will try to convince voters this week that democratic policies are working. >> to heal our economy, we need more than a healthy stock market. we need bustling main streets and a growing, thriving middle class. >> reporter: he'll head to wisconsin today to give a speech about the economy. on wednesday he'll visit cleveland where he'll announce new steps to help small businesses. all along
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, we're giving you props. >> welcome, craig, good to have you with us. we're starting off with a clear sky, no travel problems weatherwise. if you're planning an early exit from washington or anybody heading back home should not have any difficulties, flights should be arriving -- shouldn't have weather delays and all of the roads and streets and sidewalks are dry. only in the 50s in many locations and 63 in washington. right on the waters it's in the low to mid-60s. quite a chilly start on the eastern shore. it's chilly in western maryland. it's a chilly morning there this morning. in the low 40s in many locations as a large area of high pressure is over us now bringing us yet another sunny day with a royal blue sky. highs reaching the low to mid-80s today. then tomorrow it will be mostly sunny again and it's going to be hotter as we get off to work and school. upper 80s bit afternoon and we'll repeat that on wednesday, cooler thursday. ashley, how's the labor day traffic? >> good morning. diving right in with the good news of the holiday, no big problems to report. taking a look at 3
providee by u.s. captioning company. >>> a bad case of beeber fever at maryland state fair grounds. how organizers tried to contain the young fans at the conccrt of the summmr. >>> today maryland is in trouble. >> the campaign turnn to -pteleviiion. what the republiccn candidate says in >>> it may not be the % introiment event of the century in maayland, but you wouldn't know it byte crowd's reaction at he maryland state faar. melindaaroeder is live outside of the justin bieber concert, where fans nrp line way early this morning.. melinda? >>reporter: this concert began at 7:00. it sounds like it is just wrapping uppight ow, which means a lot of these fans, no doubt, are up way past their bedtime. it was made up % of screaming kids and patient parents. everyone with a serious case of justtn bbeber fever. the screams are as loud >>reporter: parents try to >>> two massachhsetts kayakers were swept away by earl's wiids. 25-miles an hour winds blew two teenage girls out to sea near cape cod. a good samaritan swam out to try to help. the first sossccll the girls made was to mo
patrol car arrived, the man began attacking the officer. they say the officer used his patrol car door to push the man away. >> there was a struggle over the officer's weapon, at which time a second officer pulled up to this team, observed what was going on and shot the suspect in the chest two times. >> the shopping center remain closed as police tried to sort out what happened. the officers are now on administrative leave pending the outcome of the investigation. store managers and business owners were shocked. >> its life and things happen, but there's no area where there's not going to be any crime. we're not going to change anything. we're going to keep doing what we have been doing. >> so far, police have not release the identity of the man tried they say he is in critical but stable condition at shock trauma. >> tonight, a baltimore teenager is behind bars charged in a deadly shooting last month. according to police, the 70- rolled was one of three suspects to approach a 30-year-old as he sat in his car in brooklyn park. detectives believe hill tried to drive off and he was shot
are already getting a response from his likely opponent, governor martin o'malley. george lettis joins us live in the studio with a report. >> and deny ra, the ehrlich campaign titled the adam let's get to work. it outlines his major golson for maryland. tonight the o'malley campaign says it outlines his empty promises and distortion of the facts. in his first television adam in the race to get his old job back, republican bob ehrlich reintroduceses himself to maryland voters. and tells us why he is running again. >> worse offer than we were four years ago. >> we showed that spot to a political analyst. >> it was a perfect opening adam for bob ehrlich's campaign. >> he matches o'malley's posstift. and he looked good from the blue sky down to the blue shirt. >> the sthetics matter with the ads. it is very important as to getting the mood of the candidate. >> the adam outlines ehrlich's major golson. help small businesses, improve school, protect the bay. >> and fix the budget. >> the o'malley campaign responded to the adam. in his pie in the sky adam, bob ehrlich is once again distorting the fa
to join us. >>> not too earll with the raven's countdown. >> we're already thinking about the avens, jet game. >>> nnver too early to start ú%lking about fall, and cool start for ome this morninn. 53 degrees at hagerstown but 66 innbaltimoreeis not too bad. we will see the temperatures climb nicelyytoday into the low 80s and as yyu can see sky hd radar not revealing anything but clear skies, and looking good. the bigger picture is showing showers up in the midwest that issarr going to steer to the north and east of us. 78 degrees t midday temperature starting at 57. we will liib at the 84-degree mark at 4 or 5:00 in the afternoonnevening and drrp back %-we havv weather for you as far as the baltimore orioles forecast, too, coming up in just a little bii. right now let's senn it back to you. patrice. >>> 5:31 on fox 45 early edition. -he u.s. department of labor secretary makes a special visit to our region, visiting hard working americans in howard county this labor day weeeend. megan gilliland has the latest on what she had to say about the state of economy. good morning, megan. >>
are dealing with a string of similar crimes. >>> good evening everyone thanks for joining us, i'm adam may. that robbery triggered another robbery alert on campus. more than a dozen have been issued by police this year that involve students and robberies. a college park student tackled by four people and robbed of his wallet early sunday morning. he suffered injuries to his face alarming several students that travel on campus. the robbery is more than a dozen involving students this year, at least seven students targeted in just the last week. >> one crime is too many. >> reporter: the new university police chief told wjz he wants increased reporting of off campus crimes hoping that awareness leads to safety. >> there's areas that are highly visited or they are places of gathering for students here. yes i'm going to report what's happening there in the way of crime alerts and the way of advisories to keep our students safe. >> reporter: that means sharing more information so it's eventually passed on to students. >> the students do their best, and police do their best but it's still going
for the search on idol. >>. >>> if you send us a resume with a microsoft word attachment, we call you to come in and tape a 20-second video pitch. we'll put it on air and online at abc2news.com. send us your resume. we'll be right back. >>> good morning, we begin your moneyscope report with president obama looking to boost the economy. the president will ask congress to increase a business research tax credit and make it people's exhibit. corporate tax breaks would end to pay for the ten-year $100 billion plan. >>> the administration is also launching a major mortgage relief program, focuses on reducing the mortgages of homeowners who owe more than their houses are actually worth. mark hurd may join software maker oracle. amid allegations he falsified expense reports and settled a sexual harassment case. >>> the american is number one in the box office this weekend. took in $13 million from friday through sunday. that's your moneyscope report, i'm rob nelson. >>> we've all fallen for it. deceptive ads that lure you in with big promises and low prices. >> joce sterman has more to help you see
. here's how it all started. the two candidatessed to us yesterday they have been wronged because the controversial ball lot said it had been authorized by citizens for change and a man named charles somers. the problem is that the candidates say neither really exist. when we talked to him, muse said he saw jerry mathis handing out the ballots. so we tracked him down today to get his side of the story. you were handing them out. >> absolutely. my people were handing them out. other people were handing them out. >> reporter: did you put this together? >> i did not put it out. there does exist a citizens for change and they are absolutely citizens. they exercise their constitutional right to put out a ballot. the first amendment right. i helped them to understand the political system. >> reporter: is charles somers the treasurer a real person. >> he is a real live, smart, very astute citizen who wants to see change. >> reporter: now do you know how we can find him? >> i have been in contact with charles and i have decided to come out on his behalf at this point because my name an my
tell us while one man tried to punch a student, another took his wallet and emptied it. >> the suspects are 2ke689 trying to outnumber the amount of victims, so they have the advantage when they assault them. >> according to officers that's what happened august 29 right in front of a large apartment complex, five men attacked three students waiting for a bus at bureau win house road while two of the victims got away unharmed, the men robbed and beat the third student. just two days earlier a similar robbery ended with the arrest of a 15-year-old and this man, maxie. officers believe they and a number of others tried to pull two female students from a car in this hotel lot on rout one. >> that's not how you want your college experience to be at all. you want to feel safe. >> and campus public safety making students aware of these attacks. if you have any information, you're asked to call police. reporting live, courtney robinson. abc 7 news. >> now to a developing story in north d.c. where police are searching for a gunman who opened fired on a crowd of people. at the 300 block of 53rd s
for businesses. >>> and another picture perfect day is in store for us today. taking a live look outside. mother nature is giving us a gorgeous labor day. we're live with the first warning weather and marty has more out back and first, bernadette woods. >>> hello, jessica and everyone out there. now, a new tropical storm formed and right now, around here, taking a look at temperatures, this is how we start out the day, 56-degrees in baltimore and 40s in the mountains and it's already 77 in baltimore and 80 in d.c. and the humidity levels are starting to creep up as a warmup takes hold and for more, here's marty. >> it's gorgeous, bernadette, thank you. and good afternoon, everyone. we'll look at the graphic that tells the story. another area of high pressure is getting to move into that such position. it will funnel for humidity and remember the dew point, 57 and we'll remember that tomorrow. it will add heat and we're getting closer to 90 degrees soon. this time of the year, the burst of heat and humidity are short lived. look at the cold front on the leftside of the screen. bernadette woods wi
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safe on the street. thanks for joining us. i'm maureen umeh. >> and i'm will thomas. the alert comes after a couple of students have been beaten. the police ask them to protect themselves when i will they look for robbers. >> i actually got the warning on my cell phone. >> reporter: the latest robbery is a little too close for tom. police say a student walking alone there at 2 a.m. saturday was beaten and robbed by four suspects. >> i have heard about a couple of muggings before and this one is close to home. we live right over here. so it is pretty crazy. >> on august 29th, three students waiting for a bus at the university shuttle stop were approached by five suspects. a couple of the victims ran to the volunteer fire station for help. but one was assaulted and robbed. >> it seems the suspects are preying on victims during the early morning or late evening hours. >> reporter: two days before that incident, a similar one just down the street in the parking lot of the clarion hotel. this time the victims were three students who left car observing karaoke at ej's landing at 12:30 a.m.
for joining us. we begin with breaking news in the district. there has been a drive-by in northeast. three people including two teens have been shot. one of the teenagers believed to be seriously wounded. other teen was struck in the foot. witness says several people were in the area of 53 and clay streets when shots were fired. prince george's county police are investigating a rash of strong armed robberies tonight. victims all university of maryland student being mugged by several people. walking at night in a group no guarantee that you will be safe. >> it's scary. it really is. it's something you have to keep an eye out for. >>> the muggings are putting some students on edge. last friday three umd students getting into a car at this hotel at baltimore avenue and berwyn road are attacked by three suspects. >> very scary knowing it's that close to home and it happens more often this semester than in the past. >>> two days later five crooks jumped three students at a bus stop. and a week later this past saturday morning a student walking on hartwalk and princeton avenue is approached by f
. tracy wilkins joins us on this beautiful day. >> reporter: perfect day. and it's such a perfect day. we've got blue skies. eve got the clouds above us moving at just the right speed so we know there's no rain coming today. look at all the people behind us, hundreds of people who have lined up here for this labor di parade. folks who have been hanging out all weekend long. i'm telling you the word for today is fun. why not a little catch before the parade begins? the music to the parade with itself, like taking a trip back in time. >> it is small town. we have a lot of politicians that come for this and i'm sure there's going to be a lot this year since it's an election year. >> reporter: for years the green belt labor day weekend has been nonstop family fun. >> it's a great place to be. greatest place in the state of maryland to be. you see people you haven't seen in years. the weather is great. >> we come here every year. this year my daughter competed in the miss green belt pageant. we're here to support her. >> beyond the beauty contests, carnival rides and weekend-long activities, i
used to have the best infrastructure in the world. we can have it again. >> reporter: the plan will call for rebuilding 150,000-miles of road, construct or maintain 4,000 miles of rails across the country and rehabilitate or reconstruct 150 miles of runway. >> we want to set up an infrastructure bank to leverage dollars and focus on the smartest investments and continue our strategy to build a national high speed network that will reduce congestion and travel times and reduce harmful emissions. >> it would require approval from congress which is highly uncertain with them worrying about deficits that are already sky high. administration officials admit the program would not create jobs until sometime next year. john mccain talked about his former adversaries handling of the economy. >> the economic policies have failed and we can argue about jobs, created jobs saved but the fact is when they passed the stimulus package they said unemployment would be 8%. it is 9 phone 8% now. enough said. a senior white house official said they would consider to close a number of tax breaks for
for an interview why their home with our own bruce johnson. bruce, what can you tell us? >> if he loses, it's the biggest political collapse. and this wouldn't take place if he was up by 17 points. but he said he get it's and he can change. a lot of people don't like his governing style but he insists he's kept his problems to up the test scores and fix the school buildings and get other things done. >> i'm hearing people describe my husband using adjectives that are absolutely shocking. >> arrogant, stubborn? >> absolutely. it's very painful. >> i believe this perception that anybody can just come in and run the city effectively and they will be a little bit nicer and city won't miss a beat and it couldn't be further from the truth. >> i think everyone gets my husband now. i think they know he focuses on results and when you're moving a thousand miles an hour, there isn't much time for subtle conversation. and so he hasn't reached out. >> and this time i'm saying, we understand. we have to be more inclusive. we have to engage more. make people feel more part of the process, just like i del
. we had earl on friday skim us across ocean city. all in all, we'll have a beautiful day. it's going to linger. lovely labor day. ample sunshine will continue, warming air will come back by mid-week. we'll cool that down by the end of the week. we have a roller coaster ride through the end of the week. maryland's most powerful radar, we're high and dry, will stay that way through the next few days. all five sweeps are on as of now. your 12-hour forecast, i think you'll like it. waking up this morning at 69 degrees. by lunch time, around 79. still mostly sunny, that will continue into the afternoon. i have something you can do today. eat your lunch outdoors. i like that, i'm going to do that. by evening time, temperatures will be in the 60s, nice and pleasant all day long. that trend will continue for the next several days. >>> on this labor day, it's the number of people out of work that's capturing headlines. later today, the president's going to announce his newest plan to jump start our economy. as emily schmitt tells us, observers can't help but note that the talk comes three wee
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a permanent extension of a popular tax credit. the break for research done in the u.s. >>> also under consideration by the obama white house is an extension of hiring incentives and a payroll tax holiday. >> my reaction is that we always like to see a death-bed conversions. but the fact is if we would have done this kind of thing nearly a couple of years ago we would be in a lot better shape. >> not a death-bed conversion. a series of tax cuts for businesses. butin looking at the pace of the recovery thank shrinking or growing. >> aides say mr. obama will ask congress to close corporate tax breaks for multinational corporations, oil and gas companies. thousands of voters are taking advantage of the labour day weekend to take care of some early voting. city officials opened up four new early voting locations saturday in washington, d.c. and they said more than 3300 voters showed up to cast their ballots. people are getting out and doing it. the centers were closed today but re-opened from 8:30 until 7:00 at night. september 14th is primary day in the district. >> a maryland man trapped
it is planning new cars for the u.s. and will have to triple sales here. >>> a new restaurant is coming to dc and if you don't like hot dogs this probably won't be the place for you. it is a 20-feet hot dog house and it will feature regional concept like the cincinnatety chili dog. it opens next week near captiol hill. >> sounds like the perfect place for us. >> we are pro hot dog here at 9 news now. >>> coming up we will lack at major stories making news and include ways to save some money. >> looking forward to it. thank you, jess. >>> the jetblue flight attendant who made national headlines last monday will not get his job back. you remember the angry employee that told off passengers, grabbed a beer and went down an emergency chute. the airline said that slater was not fired. that he reseened. slater is charged with criminal mischief and is going to court tomorrow. still to come, president obama focuses on the economy. he's hitting the road with a message and in four minutes our hero central report. meet a group from prince william county helping people down on their luck get a second cha
to be for legitimate business but was being used to promote prostitution. a young woman says she was sold for sex on craigslist ads. >> a typical ad would say "sexy teen girls, if you want to have some fun, i appreciate 150 roses per hour." >> reporter: other encounters were more violent. craig markov the crazy list killer was accused of murdering a masseuse that was advertising on the web site. and robbing two other women that posted craigslist ads. craigslist took down its adult services section without comment. in the past they have said what was posted there was no worse than what you could find in the back of an alternative weekly newspaper. aaron katersky, abc 2 news, new york. >>> now for a look at tonight's top stories, a man is in critical condition tonight after authorities say he was shot twice in the chest by police. they say the man attacked one of their officers and, at one pointsh reached for the officer's gun. that's when the second officer pulled up and shot the suspect. he is in critical but stable condition as the police continue their investigation. >> a serie
morning and thanks for being with us. i'm steve chenevey. >> and i'm allison seymour. at the start of the holiday weekend, we were talking about hurricane earl as its effects were being felt on the eastern shore. apart from rain and rough surf, the delmarva did not get hard- hit at all. but check out what earl did do in canada. this is video out of nova scotia. it brought down huge trees and lost power to a quarter million of people. it hit the maritime province as a category one. >> let's check in with tucker barnes for the forecast. >> the upper 70s and lower 80s and going to be the same today. let's get to it and talk about current conditions. and we're off to a cool start. 40s out there. look at winchester, 47 degrees. hagerstown, good morning to you, 51. 58 at dulles. 52 in frederick, 63 here in town. if you are lucky enough to be waking up at the shore, ocean city, 53. should be a great looking afternoon. bright sunshine expected throughout the day and high temperatures back in the middle 80s. there is a morning look at your satellite radar. very quiet conditions continue. a
before crucial midterm elections. emily schmidt joins us live with the details. good morning, emily. >> scott, good morning to you. yes. here we are at the unofficial end of summer. same as the beginning of the falls season. that's why president obama is is planning to spend this next week focusing on the economy. he will make a proposal about infrastructure improvements. later in the week the talk moves to talk for tax plans for small businesses. republicans like john mccain say it's a clear sign the president is flailing about to try to find ideas to help solve the problem with the economy. midterm elections now less than two months away. control for congress may certainly be up for grabs. on wednesday, president obama is going to outline more ideas for the economy. in cleveland, ohio, that's the same place last month minority leader john boehner spoke and said that president obama should fire his entire economic team. reporting live in northwest, i'm emily schmidt. back to you. >> thank you emily. schools in northern virginia reopen tomorrow with more students than ever. but tigh
this proposal for business tax credit. the numbers -- if you want to send us a message electronically, twitter is c- span-wj and you can also send us an e-mail and that address is journal c-span.org. and we will give you the telephone numbers again. we were having some technical problems. there they are. so, we want to get your thoughts on this. at the numbers, again -- our first call comes from columbus, ohio. gerry on our line for independents. caller: a beautiful day. the reason america tank in 1937 -- i am in my eighties, i am an old man. to have a realize, pump give water you have to prime the pump and you have to spend money and the u.s. chamber of commerce is not spending the money. they are working with the other party. it is just ridiculous. there is no reason why this should not be done. and i wish you guys would get on the fact that where is the money going to come from to spend a $10 trillion that the american society of civil engineers estimates it would take over the next five years to bring the infrastructure up to be-. still waiting for c-span to cover that. where do all these
like i keep myself safe and the university helps us out by giving us alerts and things like that. >> it is frightening to know that if i come and visit, you know, those things may be going on and that's kind of frightening as a young female. >> the police department does its best and i know umd police can does its best but it will still happen people need to be vigilant an be aware of their surroundings. even if you are intoxicated you are you have to be aware that something like that can happen to you. >> the latest robbery is after a similar incident on august 27th when three students were robbed as they got in to a car. one was assaulted at an off campus bus stop. >>> after the first month trapped underground we have a better idea when the miners in chile will be recaused. >>> and seven people are recovering after spending a day floating in the atlantic ocean before their rescuers arrived. >>> an a key piece of the puzzle to solving what happened in the gulf of mexico oil rig explosion has been brought to the surface. stay with there's something you never hear vince gray talk
's not the same as it used to be where you would just send in a resume and somebody would contact you. you don't even hear from anybody. >> reporter: secretary solis says 90,000 jobs have been created over the past 8 months, but congress needs to be more supportive of small businesses. >> the real incentive is to create jobs, tax breaks for small businesses. entrepreneurs who actually hire people. the federal government doesn't hire people it's small businesses and those businesses that know that that's the engine of growth. >> reporter: and debbie reed has create a small business she teaches a coupon place to help people save money. her mom went back to school. being unemployed has led both of them to tap into some untouched skills. cheryl connora connor, abc news. they are >> the president is scheduled to stop in cleveland on wednesday where he'll unveil more proposals for economic recovery. >>> abc 2 news wants to help you get back to work log on to our web site at abc2news.com and click on the back to work tab under the money section. there you'll find information on searching for wo
captains says that the surf calmed down after several waves caused by hurricane earl. days after the u.s. officially ends the combat mission in iraq, the u.s. troops battle militants in bag dad. troops were attacked by gunmen in broad daylight. the soldiers provided cover fire to repel the attack. 12 were killed and the mission ended a week ago. >>> investigators looking into the gulf oil spill can examine an important pete of evidence. the blow outpreventer raised from the ocean floor is in the hands of the investigators. her's the report on the answers it could provide. >> reporter: federal agents took control of a key piece of equipment in the nation's history. the blow out preventer could provide answers to what happened on the deep water horizon. a methane gas bubble exploded and the blow out preventer didn't prevent the blow out by sealing the pipe as it was supposed to. as a result, 200 million- gallons of oil spewed into the gulf. it's not clear why the equipment failed. >> i think these guys, they deserve this. we need to find out for them and their memories and for the industry
cooper sat down with the politico. >> thanks for joining us. >> thanks for having me. >> talking about the economy, middle east peace talks, but what are we really talking about? what is happening with sarah palin these days. >> she is of an iowa -- she is in iowa, in indication that she is looking at this politically instead of a way to make money. >> that is not what people are talking about. what they're talking about is the vanity fair argument -- article. >> that is true. >> she created even bigger press by responding. >> she said that somebody or something was impotent or lim p. pretty graphic. none of re-staff will speak. i do not think he will ever get a truly accurate picture. >> she keeps putting yourself out there. >> she is an important figure in the republican party. it is someone you could do well as a presidential candidate. >> this is interesting, this is the bane rollout. she is going to be on "dancing with the stars." that is pretty graphic it to call reporters impotent ns limp -- and limp. >> she singled out a single reporter. >> talking a little bit more, the republ
to reassure worried americans. good morning and thanks for joining us for "news 4 today," i'm eun yang. >> i'm craig melvin. joe krebs is off this morning. it is september 6th, 2010 and it is labor day. take a look outside. sun is starting to come up. beautiful, beautiful morning. the temperature crept up a few degrees since we started here. tom kierein, has nice. >> we fast forwarded the calendar and it feels like an late october morning and certainly not like an early september morning. we've got a fresh and cool start. we've got a clear sky now and temperatures only 63 in washington. but just a few miles outside the city, it's only in the 50s now. prince george's, arlington fairfax, only in the upper 40s to near 50 in the shenandoah valley. away from the waters, it's in the 50s on the eastern shore. only near 40 in western maryland and west virginia in many hoekss thanks to a large area of high pressure dominating our weather here and will be in place today giving us another gorgeous day and warm afternoon with low humidity, bright sun. back to work and school tomorrow. it will stay hot o
near a local track. chilling video of the fire that killed dozens of animals. thank you for joining us. this fast-moving fire broke out at the racetrack in virginia. we are live with the very latest and more of the video you can only see right here on abc7 news. >> the couple that live here in this woodbridge, returned from the race track where there were playing poker. there were gambling with their lives to save the horses. while capturing the fast-moving fire on their cell phone camera. >> how many horses are in there? >> they ran toward the hollywood casino. >> i felt my shoes were going to melt off of my feet. >> the fire quickly spread from one building to the next. they tried to pull as many horses from the stable. >> we were literally going from stall to stall. >> the billowing smoke inside and the fire quickly became too much. >> this group is on fire. you people need to move. the roof is on fire. och >> at least 25 horses were killed in the blaze that damaged three barnes. several of the horses raced at the track but the barns are not bound by the racetrack. is a a large race
. >> show us the other one. >> this is the fraudulent ball lot and it has senator muse face on it but he does not endorse the persons inside of the ballot. >> the key now is to track down who did it, make sure they are publicly exposed for trying to put this fraud over on the public. >> maryland attorney general doug gansler says his office is investigating the fake flyers. >>> someone is launching a negative campaign against dc council member jim graham. over the weekend, ward 1 res differences started to receive anonymous automated phone calls attacking graham. both of graham's opens deny having anything to do with those calls. graham's campaign says it is working with police, the fbi and the federal communications commission. >>> well, in the race for dc mayor, polls are showing a growing gap between the incumbent, mayor fenty and council chairman vincent gray and this week, both will sit down with our bruce johnson for candid conversations about their candacecys. that will begin tonight with dc mayor fenty and his wife michelle an here's a preview. -- and here's a preview. >> everyth
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